As expected, former North Carolina state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley (D), who lost her position in the 2020 election by just 401 votes statewide, announced yesterday that she will enter the open US Senate race. She becomes the tenth Democrat to enter the race, but the only one who has ever been elected statewide. At this point, Ms. Beasley’s top Democratic opposition appears to be state Sen. Jeff Jackson (D-Charlotte). The headlining Republicans look to be former Gov. Pat McCrory and ex-US Rep. Mark Walker. Sen. Richard Burr (R) is retiring.
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